Village of Wilmette

Local Government

The Village of Wilmette is seeking self-motivated individuals with a strong work ethic to fill the Civil Engineering Intern positions in the Engineering and Public Works Department. This position will work 40 hours per week, generally between 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, during the summer months with the option for additional winter (break time) work. The duration of the internship shall correspond with college summer break (start and end dates are flexible).

Wilmette is a beautiful, historic community located 16 miles north of downtown Chicago with convenient access to the Metra train station (Union Pacific North Line) which is steps away from Village Hall, as well as the CTA Purple Line. The community has approximately 28,000 residents and total area of 5.4 square miles.

General Responsibilities
The Civil Engineering Intern will work under the general direction of an Assistant Village Engineer and will assist in performing a wide variety of civil and municipal engineering related functions, including evaluating pavement conditions, construction inspections, resident communication, drainage utility investigation, contractor coordination, traffic studies, working with AutoCAD, clerical work, and any other related tasks.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate must be enrolled in a Civil Engineering or a related program and have an interest in pursuing a career in civil engineering. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and strong customer service skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and MapOffice™ GIS software is preferred. The position requires working outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions, and extensive walking. The candidate may need to furnish their own vehicle for work throughout the Village for job related needs of which 62.5 cents per mile will be reimbursed by the Village. The candidate must also be able to furnish their own mobile phone and safety boots for use during workhours. No additional compensation will be provided for mobile phone use or safety boots.

Hourly Wage
The 2023 hourly rate is $18.66.

Selection Process
The hiring process will entail an interview with members of the Engineering Division. A candidate who receives a conditional offer of employment will need to successfully complete a pre-employment physical to include a drug and alcohol screening, reference checks, and a driver’s license record verification.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should attach a cover letter and resume to the online employment application found on the Village’s Self-Service Employment Opportunities webpage at The position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Wilmette is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to the Village’s success. The Village seeks to recruit the most talented individuals from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourages applications to be submitted from all genders, all races, all sexual orientations, people with disabilities, and Military Veterans.

To apply for this job please visit